Monday, 27 June 2022

 

 

LATEST NEWS Singer Hassrat releases his new song 'Humdum Humnava' Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over ED notice to Sanjay Raut Neeharika Roy : 'Pyar Ka Pehla Naam' is also a love story but with a unique flavour Film on Padma Shri Kaur Singh’s life finally gets a release date; to be out on July 22 NE region has 6 agro-climatic zones to grow variety of crops : Narendra Singh Tomar Arsenal sign USA goalkeeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution Maharashtra crisis: Rebels rejoice, hectic politicking in BJP Where is Elon Musk as America faces biggest issues of its times Forthcoming Amritsar schedule for filming of Ram Charan-Shankar Shanmugam's 'RC15' Stablecoins not stable, have 'no role' as money, warns top banker Priyanka Chopra speaks up against US abortion ruling, reposts Michelle Obama's statement 2 terrorists killed in gunfight in J&K's Kulgam Shoorveer Trailer: The Upcoming Series Brings Navy, Army & Air Force Together In Order To Serve The Nation ACIC RISE Association CGC Landran organises workshops Jai Ram Thakur inaugurates and lays foundation stone of 21 development schemes of Rs. 117 crore Laung Laachi 2: Shoot Of Amberdeep Singh’s Upcoming Film Has Been Completed Vishesh Sarangal launches Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Center Project "Dove" Jai Ram Thakur inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various projects worth Rs. 112.68 crore in Shri Naina Devi Ji Vidhan Sabha area Singer Hassrat releases his new song 'Humdum Humnava' Film on Padma Shri Kaur Singh’s life finally gets a release date; to be out on July 22 Saat Samundar Paar: Kulbir Jhinjer Croons Soulful Track For Punjab Web Series Yaar Chale Bahar

 

Fortis launches first pasteurised human milk bank in Delhi

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

New Delhi , 26 Apr 2016

One of India's largest hospital chains Fortis Healthcare on Tuesday launched the first pasteurised human milk bank, “Amaara”, in Delhi and the National Capital Region.The milk bank is a result of a collaboration between Fortis La Femme, a specialised hospital for women and newborns in New Delhi, and the non-profit organisation Breast Milk Foundation (BMF), an official statement said. "The Amaara Milk Bank at Fortis La Femme is Delhi-NCR’s first Milk Bank that will make available pasteurised human milk to infants hospitalised in our neonatal intensive care units as well as those admitted in other hospitals,” said Bhavdeep Singh, CEO, Fortis Healthcare, in a statement.

This initiative is aimed at curbing infant mortality rate by providing pre-term babies the best food that they need for survival."India faces its own set of unique health challenges, one of them being the high vulnerability associated with pre-term babies who are significantly under-weight," Singh pointed out."Providing human breast milk to these fragile neonates can substantially cut the risk of infection and help save their lives," Singh said.Keeping in mind the physiological inability of the mother in many cases to breastfeed, human milk banks assume great importance. Although, globally, human milk banking is a common practice, in India, the progress has been slow and only 14 such banks exist, as per the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, the statement noted.

Key reasons for this are lack of awareness among the public and promotion of formula milk."At the ‘Amaara’ Milk Bank at Fortis La Femme, milk once donated will be tested, pasteurised and frozen (for a period of six months) and made available to needy newborns. It is a public milk bank and, therefore, accessible to all mothers who need it,” the statement added."Many mothers of vulnerable, hospitalised babies are unable to breastfeed feed them. In addition, many mothers due to their own poor health or other reasons are not able to produce sufficient milk for their babies. For all of them, pasteurided donor milk is recommended as an essential alternative," Raghuram Mallaiah, director, Neonatology, Fortis La Femme, pointed out.

 

Tags: Fortis

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD